Nigora goats photographed in 2002, showing Cocoa Puff of Skyview, the first Nigora (black doe with Swiss markings, upper center), then about 13 years old
|Country of origin||United States|
|Use||dual-purpose, milk and fiber|
|Horn status||horned or hornless|
The Nigora is an American breed of small or medium-sized dual-purpose goat, raised both for its milk and for its fiber. It is the result of cross-breeding Nigerian Dwarf bucks with does of mohair breeds such as the Angora.:22:325
The Nigora is of recent creation: breeding started in 1994. A breed association, the American Nigora Goat Breeders Association, was formed in 2007.:22 Another association, the Nigora Goat Breeders Society, was active in 2014.
As with the Pygora breed, the fiber is classified into three types, A, B and C, depending on the length and type of the fibers.:358 Type A is Angora-type mohair, long and lustrous; type B is "cashgora", which combines mohair with cashmere-type undercoat and is of medium length; type C is like cashmere and is shorter.:49
- Bessie Miller (March-April 2016). The cute, adorable Nigora. Countryside & Small Stock Journal. 100 (2): 80. (subscription required)
- Carol A. Amundson (2013). How to Raise Goats: Everything You Need to Know. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Voyageur Press. ISBN 9780760343784.
- Sue Weaver (2010). Storey’s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock. North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publications. ISBN 9781603424820.
- Patricia Chambers (March-April 2014) . Meet the Nigora goat: the new kids in the barn. Countryside & Small Stock Journal. 98 (2): p75. (subscription required)
- Carol Ekarius, Deborah Robson (2011). The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn. North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publications. ISBN 9781603427111.
- Sue Weaver (2011). The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats. North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publications. ISBN 9781603426992.
- Cheryl Kimball (2009). The Field Guide to Goats. Voyageur Press. ISBN 9780760335222
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